How To Find A Good Conveyancing Solicitor

How to find the best conveyancing solicitor

How To Find A Good Conveyancing SolicitorBuying or selling a property is often the most important transaction we carry out in our lives. So the question “How To Find A Good Conveyancing Solicitor” is an important one.

It is vital to find the right solicitor to ensure your investment is sound and to make sure that you have the best chance of a successful completion.

A good conveyancing solicitor will work proactively throughout your sale or purchase, eliminating avoidable delays, and have the experience and understanding to deal quickly and efficiently with any difficulties that may arise.

At Lockings Solicitors, our property team has many years of experience across all types of property transaction. We know that conveyancing can be stressful and we always do all we can to ensure the process is as smooth as possible. We are known for our exceptional client care and as well as making sure you have regular updates as to progress, we also make sure we are easy to contact. We are always happy to hear from you and answer any questions you may have along the way.

If you would like to discuss appointing one of our conveyancing solicitors, ring us on 01482 300 200, email us at or fill in our contact form and we will call you back promptly for a FREE initial chat.

How to find a good solicitor for conveyancing

Finding a good solicitor is not always easy. Take a look at the following points to help you select the right conveyancer for your sale or purchase or other property transaction.

Genuine conveyancing expertise

It is always recommended that you choose a specialist conveyancing solicitor or conveyancer as they will have the expertise to deal with problems, should they arise. Some larger conveyancing factories may have less experience and could struggle to cope if your sale or purchase should encounter a legal difficulty.

Look for a law firm with a dedicated residential property team, as they are likely to have the expertise to deal with unusual situations.

At Lockings Solicitors, our conveyancers have an in-depth understanding of both property law and the conveyancing process. We always work to complete transactions as quickly as possible, while also paying great attention to detail.

In the event that an issue arises, for example, with the legal title, we are highly likely to have faced similar situations before and will therefore have a good understanding of how to deal with it efficiently and without avoidable delay.

Are they easy to contact?

As well as legal expertise, it will be important to you to have a firm that offers a good service. This means being able to speak to someone when you need to and receiving regular updates. If you ask us to represent you, we will make sure that you know what is happening and what steps you will need to take next. We will also make ourselves available throughout to talk through your transaction and discuss progress.

What do their reviews and testimonials say?

Reviews and testimonials will give you an idea of the experience that previous clients have had.

Many of our clients come to us after being referred by family and friends who have used us and want to recommend us. You can see what some of them have said in our customer reviews.

Are their fees clear? Will you still have to pay if your sale falls through?

It is useful to know right from the start how much the fees will be for your conveyancing. As well as the solicitor’s costs there will be a range of other expenses, such as search fees, Stamp Duty and Land Registry charges. Having a list of these means you can budget accurately in readiness for completion.

We always provide a fully comprehensive list of all likely charges at the outset, to include an estimate of our own fees. We also offer a no-sale, no-fee guarantee, in case your sale falls through.

For information about the legal costs in conveyancing get in touch for a free no obligation quote or download our free guide to conveyancing fees.

Are they approved by all major lenders?

Your conveyancing solicitor will act for your mortgage lender in the transaction as well as for you. They will be responsible for reporting to the lender on the property, to include the legal title and any unusual aspects of the transaction.

Solicitors need to be approved by lenders before they can take on this role, so you need to ensure that whoever you choose has this clearance. At Lockings Solicitors, we act for all major lenders.

Do they have any accreditations?

While accreditations and awards are not essential, they are an indication of a firm that strives to improve itself as well as keeping up with the latest developments and standards.

We hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Standard accreditation, awarded to law firms who offer quality legal advice, robust systems for dealing with conveyancing transactions and a high level of client service.

How to find a conveyancer solicitor near me – choosing a local firm

It may be important to you to choose a local law firm for conveyancing, for example, if you would rather drop paperwork off in person or if you would like help completing the conveyancing forms. We have offices in Beverley, Hull and York and although most prefer the convenience of our secure online portal we welcome visits from clients.

Ring them for an initial chat

Having an initial conversation with someone at your chosen law firm can be helpful in assessing whether they will be a good fit for you. You should be able to discuss your transaction and ask any question you have as well as asking them for an estimate of their costs.

If you would like to speak to one of our team, please feel free to call us.

How to find a conveyancing solicitor near me

If you would like to talk to one of our property team at our offices in East Yorkshire, ring us on 01482 300 200 email us at or fill in our contact form and we will call you back promptly for a FREE initial chat.

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